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Samuel N. Moore

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Samuel Nobre Moore
Samuel N. Moore (ca. 1941).jpg
Born(1891-09-07)September 7, 1891
Washington, D.C.
DiedAugust 9, 1942(1942-08-09) (aged 50)
off Savo Island, Solomon Islands
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1913–1942
Commands heldUSS Quincy (CA-39)
Battles/warsOccupation of Vera Cruz
World War I
World War II
  • Pacific War
    • Guadalcanal campaign
      • Battle of Savo Island  

Samuel Nobre Moore (7 September 1891 – 9 August 1942) was an officer in the United States Navy during World War II.


Born in Washington, D.C., Moore entered the United States Naval Academy in 1909 and was commissioned Ensign in 1913.

From April 1914 to February 1915, he served on board USS Hopkins (DD-6) and participated in the occupation of Veracruz. He served in USS Nicholson (DD-52) from May 1915 to January 1917, and in USS Michigan (BB-27) while the United States participated in World War I.

During the interwar period, he held numerous naval posts ashore and at sea with the Atlantic, Pacific, and Asiatic Fleets. In command of Destroyer Division 21 from September 1937 into 1939, Moore organized the New England section of the Neutrality Patrol in late 1939. He took command of USS Quincy (CA-39) on 20 May 1942 and died on the night of 8–9 August 1942 when that cruiser was sunk while fighting in the Battle of Savo Island.


In 1944, the destroyer USS Samuel N. Moore (DD-747) was named for him, sponsored by Mrs. Samuel N. Moore.


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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